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Hongfa Temple

No.160 Liantang-Xainhu Road, Luohu District, Shenzhen 518004, China
0755-25179573
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Ranked #17 of 335 Attractions in Shenzhen
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This temple is located in Xianhu Botanical Park, about a 20 minute cab ride from Luoho in central Shenzhen. You can get a cab to the park gate, buy your ticket then either walk through the park (30 mins) to the temple or take a shuttle bus. Shenzhen, being a new city, is a little short on temples etc. but... More

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Shenzhen, China
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63 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

It isn't very convenient to get to the botanical garden and temple. The temple itself is very big and modern. Nothing mind blowing, but not bad.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I walked to the temple but would recommend that you take the bus that is available. I do not know what the cost is but the walk was long and I walked it in the middle of the day when it was hot and did not take any water with me. But there are places where you can buy water... More

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20 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Even though I’m a business traveler, I try to make some personal time to explore local culture. Thankfully I was able to carve out a few hours late one afternoon to visit Hongfa Temple. Prior to this, I had no idea how beautiful Shenzhen could be. You will feel like you are in another world as you explore this temple... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

This Buddhist temple is quite new, having been built in the 1990's as part of China's restoration of its culutural heritage. I love the park, and have been there several times. It's on the side of Wutongshan, the biggest mountain in the area. Whether you're coming for religious purposes or simple want to spend a day in a beautiful natural... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Get 220 bus from Xinxiu metro or 202 from Yojing. Gorgeous site. Well worth the visit. Dont expect any english information posters. Mostly people praying rather than tourists - i went on a work day though. Botanical gardens more like a natural forest with a load of nice paths. Also many small buildongs and pagodas. Good peaceful conrast to the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I would say the setting is better than the temple itself. It is situated deep in the Botanical gardens, but to be honest I would describe it more as a nature reserve, it's huge. No animals however, just vast landscapes and a couple of big lakes. If it's hot, take the bus up to the temple and walk back down.... More

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Kuching, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

Lots of visitors (small car park) jammed packed the place almost everyday. Admission fee of RMB20 is reasonable. The bonus is one get to visit XianHu (enroute) for free. The botanical garden is a refreshing lung filter with its lush greenery and undulating walkway. Accompanying lake adds to welcoming target to expand your photo folders! Overall, this is one place... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

This temple located inside the botanical garden in Shenzhen is a very beautiful temple Lord Buddha. From the entracneof the garden it is a 10 min drive...so take the bus.. if you have energy then climb.... We took the bus and had some very lovely views of the tmeple and the surrounding areas. Avoid weekends..

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Tonsberg, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Hongfa Temple is located in a large and beautiful forest area. It is recommended to take the bus from the entrance up to the temple. It's too far to walk and very high up. The bus costs only 3 RMB. The temple is fascinating, and it gives a good insight into the activities Chinese people make in their relgion. After... More

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